In the early hours of Monday 20 May two men left seriously injured after a car flipped on its roof were involved in a police chase.

The two men were travelling and overturned in Oxhill Road, Handsworth.

The Toyota Celica which is believed to have been stolen smashed into parked cars and a lamppost overturning the vehicle around 2am.

Ambulance crews and ten firefighters arrived to the scene to help the men, who had both freed themselves from the wreckage.

They were then rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

Police said the incident has been referred to their Professional Standards Department after a police chase over a suspected stolen car.

A statement from West Midlands Police read: “A suspected stolen car being pursued by police was involved in a collision with parked vehicles in Oxhill Road, Handsworth, around 2.10am this morning (Monday 20 May).

“Two men from the car have been taken to hospital with injuries which are serious but not life-threatening.

“The incident has been referred to our Professional Standards Department as is routine in such matters.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called to Oxhill Road at the junction of Avenue Road to reports of a single car RTC.  Called by the police at 2.14am this morning.

“We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a trauma merit doctor.



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